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Hydrant Testing, Flushing and Maintenance in Jersey Village

As part of our regular maintenance and testing of our infrastructure the City has contracted with Data Hydrant to undertake a comprehensive hydrant testing, inspection, and flushing project across the city. The project is beginning this week and is expected to last approximately 2-3 weeks. All work should be completed by mid-January 2024. During this period, residents may notice Data Hydrant personnel and equipment in the city as they conduct assessments and maintenance of our hydrant infrastructure.


Why Is Hydrant Testing Necessary? FAQs

To keep our community informed and address any concerns, here are some frequently asked questions about hydrant testing:


1. What is hydrant testing and why is it important?

   Hydrant testing involves checking the functionality and flow of water from fire hydrants. This is crucial to ensure that in the event of a fire, our firefighting teams have reliable and adequate water supply to protect our community.


2. Will hydrant testing affect my water supply?

   Generally, hydrant testing does not disrupt the regular water supply to homes. However, you might notice a temporary drop in water pressure or slight discoloration of water during and immediately after the flushing in your area.


3. What should I do if my water is discolored?

   If you notice discolored water, run your cold water taps for a few minutes to clear the lines. This discoloration is short-lived, caused by harmless sediment being disturbed during the flushing process. The water quality is not impacted by this.


4. Is it safe to use discolored water?

   While discolored water is typically not harmful, we recommend running the water until it runs clear before using it for drinking, cooking, or washing clothes to avoid staining.



This project is part of our broader commitment to maintaining a safe, reliable infrastructure for Jersey Village. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as Data Hydrant carries out this essential work.